RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Draught. Pours dark amber with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate, and malt. The flavor is very sweet but with a nice light balance of bitterness. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pours dark Amber with a sizzling white foam. Aroma of spices and sweetness. Smooth flavor with notes of wheat , sweet caramel maltiness, and a slight bitterness. Not bad, not great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigben873 (222) - Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Drinking the 2006 vintage from my collection. This beer smooths out nicely with age; goo malty flavor, less intense spices. Aroma - Holiday spice with a hint of malt Appearance - Gorgeous medium-dark brown, medium head, clear Taste - malty spices, light Palate - medium to light body with full flavor; light carbonation Overall - One of my favorite beers that ages very well. Not an everyday beer, but great to pull out of the closet every once in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (222) - - DEC 21, 2012
Thin foamy hear, with light lacing. Spicy aroma. Taste of caramel and vanilla. Sweet palate. Great local Asheville brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2006 bomber. Pine aroma with coriander, nutmeg, and ginger. Tastes like bitter gingerbread and mouthfeel is rather thick. Dry spice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
22 oz. 2008 bomber. Pours bright copper with a dense, creamy tan head and lots of lace. Aroma is soft and sweet with powdered sugar and some biscuity notes, along with the omniprescent vanilla cream vibe. Flavor is sweet, malty, and creamy with strong vanilla notes and some traditional holiday spices; most comparable to cream soda - pleasant and different. Medium bodied and smooth. This is a nice beer that I look forward to every winter. Definitely a unique take on the holiday ale theme.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooter520 (185) - - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: very clear auburn brown with big foamy off-white head that lingers quite a while. Aroma: really very mild but hints of vanilla and some biscuit. Taste: the taste really stands out with vanilla, nuttiness, maybe cinnamon, a nice floral hoppiness, some biscuit and just a slight hop bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: fairly thin bodied with medium carbonation. Overall: it's a beautiful looking beer but the aroma is so mild and the texture is a little thin for my liking. Ultimately, though, the taste is really quite delicious and the spicing is just right (for a guy who really isn't big on spicy Christmas type ales). Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
bottled at the brewery, they found a couple in the back... supposedly a pretty hard to find beer. I could drink a ton of this around the holidays, but Im not sure how I would feel about this if I wasnt in the Holiday Spirit. STRONG cinnamon aroma, with subdued cinnamon flavor. Other spices but this came out at the end of a massive sampling at the brewery, so I was a little dulled by that point, from flavors and alcohol... I would get this again, but hold out on it till it was cold and festive...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Dark ruby brown pour with a nice khaki head. Light raspberry aroma. No hop aroma (or much else really ... perhaps too cold). Flavor of vanilla and a slight nutty taste (reminiscent of cola). Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied (slight viscocity) with medium/low carbonation. A nice subdued spice winter ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Copper amber body w/ creamy tan head. Complex spice & malt aromas. Molasses, cinnamon, sweet malt & nutmeg flavors. Great!


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